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Joseph (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint George, with nimbus, spear visible in left hand. Inscription in two columns : .|Γ̣Ε̣|̣Ρ̣||ΟΣ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ̣Π̣Μ̣.
ΜΑΡΤΥΣ
ΙΣΗΦΣ̣..
Ο̣ι̣κετ

σκέπ(οις) μ[ὲ], μάρτυς, Ἰωσὴφ σ[ὸν] οἰκέτην

Obverse

Bust of Saint George, with nimbus, spear visible in left hand. Inscription in two columns : .|Γ̣Ε̣|̣Ρ̣||ΟΣ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ̣Π̣Μ̣.
ΜΑΡΤΥΣ
ΙΣΗΦΣ̣..
Ο̣ι̣κετ

σκέπ(οις) μ[ὲ], μάρτυς, Ἰωσὴφ σ[ὸν] οἰκέτην

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3709
Diameter 30.0 mm

Translation

σκέποις μὲ μάρτυς Ἰωσὴφ σὸν οἰκέτην.

Martyr, help me, your servant Joseph. 

Commentary

Metrical inscription of twelve syllables that should be added to the corpus of metrical seals compiled by Wassiliou-Seibt.